Friday girls hoops roundup: Ross leads R-P to victory over GR West Catholic

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Lauren Ross scored 29 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, dished out four assists and had three steals to the lead the Reeths-Puffer girls basketball team to a 51-44 win over Grand Rapids West Catholic on Friday night.

The Rockets also had a strong performance from Sophia Hekkema with eight points, four rebounds and three assists.

C.S.A.A

KENT CITY 81, LAKEVIEW 28 – The Eagles knocked down 13 three-point shots and won their second conference game of the season.

Kent City wasted no time on the offensive end, leading 25-4 after one quarter and taking a commanding 61-11 advantage into the halftime break.

The Eagles continued their domination, outscoring Lakeview 14-6 in the third frame.

Kenzie Bowers led Kent City with 27 points while Jenna Harrison had 24. Taryn Preston recorded 10 points and Mikayla Loew chipped in with nine.

The Eagles remain perfect on the season, improving to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play.

Kent City will square off against Kalamazoo Christian tomorrow at 5:30 at Cornerstone University.

FREMONT 39, BIG RAPIDS 33 – An 18-5 fourth quarter tear propelled the Packers to a victory on Friday night.

Fremont trailed 9-7 after the first quarter, 18-10 at halftime and 28-21 through three quarters before going on its run during the final stanza.

Paige Vandenberg led the Packers with 14 points and six rebounds. Natalie Jamieson followed with nine points and six rebounds while Kaitlynn Bennett chipped in with seven points. Chloe Shriver contributed eight rebounds and seven assists in the win.

The Packers are now 3-3 overall and 2-0 in conference play.

LAKES 8 CONFERENCE

MANISTEE 44, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC 26 – The Crusaders trailed 6-2 through one quarter, 25-12 at halftime and 37-18 after three quarters.

Muskegon Catholic were paced by Claire Lavigne with six points while both McKenna Gentry and Jai Lyn Johnson had five points each.

The Crusaders are now 0-5 overall and 0-2 in conference action.

LUDINGTON 35, WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 23 – The Orioles trailed 13-9 after the first quarter, then had a strong second quarter to take a 19-17 lead going into the halftime break.

Ludington outscored the Warriors 6-4 in the third frame and 10-2 during the last quarter.

Hailey Stowe and De’Lahna Porter had 12 points each for the Orioles while Porter grabbed 11 rebounds.

The Warriors were paced by Kyla Johnson with 12 points while Taylor Folkema added seven.

Ludington improved to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play, while the Warriors fell to 2-3 on the season and 1-1 in league action.

WEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCE

SHELBY 43, HART 33 – The Tigers jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the first and carried it to a 24-6 advantage at halftime. Shelby then outscored the Pirates by a 12-6 margin during the third frame.

Lexi Schultz and Kendall Zoulek paced the Tigers with 15 points and four steals apiece. Ella Olmstead recorded seven rebounds and Sharon Josephson chipped in with six rebounds and five assists.

The Tigers improved to 5-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play.

RAVENNA 42, NORTH MUSKEGON 22 – Anna Postema paced the Bulldogs to a victory with a game-high 17 points.

Ravenna led the Norse by eight points heading into the half at 20-12 and extended that lead significantly in the second half. The Bulldogs outscored North Muskegon 11-2 during the third quarter and 11-8 in the fourth stanza.

Haley Lemkie added 11 points for the Bulldogs while Laney Mabrito had four points and 10 rebounds.

The Norse were led by Chandler Falkowski with eight points and 16 rebounds, while

Natalie Pannucci contributed with eight points and 10 rebounds.

Ravenna improved to 3-3 overall and 1-3 in conference, while the Norse dropped to 2-3 on the season and 1-3 in league play.

NON-CONFERENCE

SPARTA 47, FRUITPORT 30– The Trojans struggled offensively in the first half, trailing 21-6 after two quarters. In the second half, Fruitport couldn’t close the gap.

Ellie Fisher led the Trojans with nine points and 12 rebounds. Andi Quesebarth finished with eight points while Kennah VerMerris added six points and three assists.

Fruitport is now 4-1 on the season.

WHITE CLOUD 44, HESPERIA 34 – The Panthers trailed 8-1 at the end of the first, 20-7 at halftime and 36-19 through three stanzas.

Emily Bayle led Hesperia with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Emmi Tinkham added 10 rebounds and Becci Castillo notched three steals.

The Panthers are now 1-4 overall and 1-1 in league play.

GRAND HAVEN 46, SPRING LAKE 26– The Lakers trailed 17-3 after the first quarter, 28-6 at halftime and 39-14 through three quarters.

Abbi Perkins led Spring Lake with 12 points.

The Lakers are now 1-4 overall on the season.

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